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HP’s New 4K, 5K and Curved Displays Are Gorgeous



HP announced a range computer displays at CES 2015 in Las Vegas today that are drop-dead gorgeous. If you’ve been waiting to jump on the 4K bandwagon, now might be the time since some of these new high-res HP displays will sell for about $500. The company’s curved displays start at just $399. At the high-end of the new display range are 5K displays geared to design and production professionals.



The HP Z Display Z34c 34-inch Ultra display is perhaps the most intriguing monitor out of the bunch. The curved displays offer an immersive, ultra-wide aspect ratio. Its 3440 x 1440 is unorthodox, but I can certainly understand the appeal after taking the display for a spin.  Digital artists can use the display to work on 16:9 content, such as HD videos, displayed at 100% height of the display and still have room for the tool palettes on the side.  The display has a pair of pretty decent speakers on it so users don’t have to clutter up their desks with external speakers.


Business users will appreciate that a seemingly endless number of spreadsheet columns can be viewed without scrolling.

The HP Z Display Z34c will sell for $999 starting in April with a three-year warranty.  The Z-series products are designed for businesses, but HP will sell a nearly identical version to consumers called the HP Envy 34c.


Those on tighter budgets might want to take a look at the EliteDisplay S270c Curved Display. This 27″ curved display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1080p resolution. That’s pretty standard fare, but the curved display allows users to take in more of what’s on the display without having to adjust their gaze.  Like the more expensive Z34c, the S270c has a pair of stereo speakers and an MHL connection that will mirror whatever’s on select smartphones and tablets.


The most eye-popping HP display at CES 2015 is the HP Z27q, a 27″ display that features 5K resolution.  It’s priced at a reasonable $1,299, but you’ll want to check your PC’s graphics capabilities before ordering one as many PCs simply can’t drive 5K monitors.


The display can swivel into portrait mode with the included base. The above press photo doesn’t do the display justice, but it looks incredible in person.


HP’s pair of 4K displays being shown off at CES 2015 are called the HP Z27s and HP Z24s. As their names imply, the Z27s is a 27″ display and the Z24s is a 24″ display. While they don’t have quite as many pixels as the Z27q, they both look very sharp in person.  The bigger display will sell for $750 and the smaller one will sell for $550 in the near future.  The 4K displays come with HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 inputs.


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